Email is one of the most popular channels for business communications, but it’s also a favorite target for cybercriminals. Inadequately secured accounts give malicious parties an open door into a wealth of sensitive data and mission-critical systems, even if your employees aren’t in the habit of sending highly confidential information via email.
Phishing scams have been around for quite a while now, but they continue to be among the most successful cyberattack methods. Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals that phishing is the “threat action variety” most likely to cause a breach.
Previously, we talked about phishing and its four common types: spear phishing, whaling, clone/deceptive phishing, and CEO fraud. In this blog, we’ll tackle 10 phishing emails that cybercriminals commonly use to trick users. While SMS, voice calls, and websites can also be used for phishing, we’ll focus on email since 96% of phishing attacks arrive by email.